CESR Stampede: A Week of Driving Values in Business

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April 15–19, 2013

Through class visits, panels, speakers, a case competition, and project showcase, attendees will explore values, network with business professionals, and hear from a variety of dynamic speakers about applying positive values in a business setting.

It is necessary to register for each Stampede event that you wish to attend. Locate the event(s) you're interested in by selecting the day of the event on the menu to the left, and then scroll down to locate information about the event and a registration link.

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Overview

The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) is excited to present CESR Stampede at Leeds: A Week of Driving Values in Business (CESR Stampede, Stampede Week), April 15-19, 2013.

Through class visits, panels, speakers, a case competition and project showcase, attendees will explore values, network with business professionals, and hear from a variety of dynamic speakers about applying positive values in a business setting. Stampede Week will also include the fourth annual Conscious Capitalism Conference, a CESR flagship event.

Dedicated to developing socially conscious, values-driven leaders of tomorrow, CESR and the Leeds School of Business are perfect hosts for the week of events. Leeds is recognized as one of the only public business schools in the country with a substantial infusion of values and social responsibility throughout all years of the business program.

David Ikenberry, Dean of the Leeds School of Business, and Donna Sockell, Executive Director of CESR, are champions of the idea expressed in their BusinessWeek article, that “business can make money, create jobs, and also be an innovator and leader in creating a better world”. The article goes on to say that it is critical to “teach students exactly how social responsibility applies to, say, marketing at the very same time that you’re teaching them to be whizzes at applying all the other tools of that field—in the same class and at the same time as part of a fully integrated toolkit and thought system. They’re inseparable.”

CESR Stampede will allow students, CU professors and staff, community members and professionals to come together to explore the notion that business and values are inseparable. Through awareness, discussion and debate, CESR Stampede will create an open dialogue focusing on this important idea. The week will also give students an opportunity to present their ideas and projects related to Corporate Social Responsibility. Professionals and community members will be invited to offer critiques and real-world insight.

Attendees will be asked to register for each event they plan to attend on the CESR Stampede website.

Parking and Campus Map

Parking

Parking for Stampede events can be found on the CU Boulder campus. The parking map shows three options for parking on campus.

  • GREEN areas on the parking map indicate metered visitor parking lots and areas at $1.50/hour.
  • The Euclid Autopark in BLUE is a longer-term option for parking, at $1.75/hr for three hours, and $3.00/hr after that.
  • For evening parking after 5:00 pm, see the YELLOW areas on the map which indicate lots you may park in for a $3.00 flat fee after 5:00 pm.

Campus Map

To help you locate buildings on campus, please see the campus map and search the list of campus destinations for the building you are looking for.

Monday: Social Impact


Visit a CESR Class (Monday/Tuesday)

On Monday and Tuesday of Stampede Week, CESR classes are open to the general public to visit as silent observers. Please review course descriptions and times offered, then register for each class you’d like to visit. Spots are limited in each class and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Descriptions & Schedule

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Social Enterprise Panel

Monday, April 15, 2013
10:30-11:30
C4C Flatirons Room
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CESR Stampede will kick-off with several exciting events dedicated to Social Enterprise—businesses that use market tools to address social and environmental problems. The day will open with a panel featuring leaders in the social enterprise field who will address “Social Enterprise: Defining the ‘new normal’ for business in the 21st Century.”

Panelists

  • Walt Pounds — Social Venture Partners
  • Tamra Ryan — Social Enterprise Alliance
  • Patricia Foley-Hinnen — Colorado Microfinance Alliance
  • Rich Hoops — HUB Boulder

Moderator

  • Seana Steffan — Restorative Leadership Institute

Sponsor

Restorative Leadership Institute Logo

Social Enterprise Lunch & Presentation by Jensine Larsen — World Pulse

Monday, April 15, 2013
11:30-1:00 PM
C4C Flatirons Room
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Attendees will enjoy lunch and hear from guest speaker, Jensine (Yen-See Nah) Larsen. Ms. Larsen, an award-winning social media entrepreneur and international journalist is the founder of World Pulse, an action media network powered by 50,000 women from 190 countries. Jensine has pioneered World Pulse magazine, grassroots women’s citizen journalism training, and an interactive website that enables women on the ground to speak for themselves and connect to solve global problems—including those using internet cafes and cell phones from rural villages and conflict zones.

With her finger on the pulse of women's voices globally, Jensine speaks around the world, appearing in media and on stages from NPR to TED. In his best selling book, “Half the Sky” New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recommends joining World Pulse as one of the top 4 things you can do in 10 minutes to support women globally.

Partners

Partners

Marketplace of Ideas: The Growth Edge of Possibility and Impact

Monday, April 15, 2013
1:00-3:00
C4C, Room S350
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Come to the Marketplace of Ideas to participate in an open space forum with local high impact social enterprises about how to evolve their impact. The local organizations will “pitch” their ideas and their “edge” to the shoppers. Additionally, there will be open space for others to pitch their own ideas. After the Marketplace, attendees will be taken on a progressive tour (via bus) of several local social enterprises, including ReSource, Growing Gardens, Namasté Solar, and Bridge House.

Participants

  • Isabel McDevitt — Boulder Bridge House
  • Eric Glustrom — Educate! Uganda and Watson University
  • Travis Robinson and Dominic Thompson — The Kitchen Community
  • Ross Wehner — World Leadership School
  • Susan Hyatt — Core Thought
  • Tamra Ryan — Women's Bean Project
  • Shaun Labarre — ReSource Yard
  • Alan Ramirez, Jesse Golland, and Rob Smith — Colorado Microfinance Alliance

Sponsor

Restorative Leadership Institute Logo

Progressive Tour

Monday, April 15, 2013
3:15-4:45
Departing from C4C
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Attendees will be taken on a progressive tour (via bus) of several local social enterprises, including ReSource, Growing Gardens, Namasté Solar, and Bridge House.


NVC Social Impact Track Competition and Reception

Monday, April 15, 2013
5:00, Koelbel 210
6:30 Reception, Koelbel Atrium
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The CU New Venture Challenge (NVC) is a university-wide business plan development competition. To enter, students form teams and create a business plan for their original business idea.

NVC provides support to participating teams through mentoring and workshops. Once submitted, the business plans are judged, and cash prizes of $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded. Teams are allowed to compete in five different areas, or “tracks”: General, Cleantech, IT, Music, or Social Impact. CESR Stampede will be a spotlight for teams competing in the Social Impact track of the competition.

This year, we're proud to have three amazing judges for the competition: David Wolf of BSW Wealth Partners, Mark Retzloff of Alfalfa's, and Linnea Simons, founding member of Naturally Boulder.

On Monday evening, April 15, teams will pitch their Social Impact business ideas, followed by a reception at the Leeds School of Business. The final round of the competition will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Partners

Partners

Tuesday: Environmental Sustainability

Visit a CESR Class (Monday/Tuesday)

On Monday and Tuesday of Stampede Week, CESR classes are open to the general public to visit as silent observers. Please review course descriptions and times offered, then register for each class you’d like to visit. Spots are limited in each class and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Descriptions & Schedule

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The New Business Climate: Climate Change Science, Policy, and Business Expert Panel Discussion

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
3:30-5:00
C4C Abrams Lounge
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There is growing awareness that global warming is changing our planet. Global climate change is among the top issues of concern amongst three broad stakeholder communities: science, policy, and business. “The New Business Climate” refers to a unique and growing business context in which the issues of climate change bring these tripartite community forces to bear on business strategy—creating threats and opportunities for businesses at all levels.

The “New Business Climate” event and panel discussion will feature remarks by a climate scientist, market and policy expert, and business consultant. These three speakers will provide the factual basis and context for a vibrant moderated panel discussion, addressing the threats and opportunities that lie at the convergence of the science, policy, and business of global climate change.

Panelists

  • Jim White — INSTAAR
  • Kate Hamilton — Ecosystem Marketplace
  • Jason Denner — POINT380

Sustainability Showcase and Networking

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
5:00-7:00
Koelbel Atrium and Lobby
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The Sustainability Showcase is an opportunity for the community to come together and witness all that the Leeds School of Business has to offer in the form of student talent. This evening of impactful networking will feature a gallery-style exhibition of student work that addresses social and environmental issues with the winners selected by our guests.

The event is hosted by the Center for Education on Social Responsibility, Net Impact, the Leeds Sustainability Council, and Hub Boulder, and will feature catered hors d’oeuvres and a keynote speech from Rich Hoops — Hub Boulder.

Sponsor

Celestial Seasonings

Wednesday: Values in Business

Conscious Capitalism Conference

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
8:45–3:30
University of Colorado Stadium Club inside Folsom Field

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Each year, CESR hosts the Conscious Capitalism Conference, which gathers business students from universities across our region, as well as business community members, to learn how talented leaders have used the traditional tools of capitalism to serve social needs.

The goal of the Conscious Capitalism Conference is to challenge thinking, and stimulate the creativity of the next generation of great business leaders through exposure to outstanding business leaders who have made values-driven choices today.

The group of influential business leaders and entrepreneurs who will be presenting at the conference includes:

  • Rob Cohen — CEO, IMA Financial Group
  • Ralph (Bud) Sorenson — CESR Board Member, Whole Foods Market
  • Mo Siegel — Founder, Celestial Seasonings
  • Andrew Romanoff — Senior Advisor, International Development Enterprises (iDE)
  • Mark Albion — Co-Founder and Managing Partner, More Than Money Careers; Founder of Net Impact

Sponsor

DaVita

New Venture Challenge (NVC) Finals

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The New Venture Challenge is CU-Boulder’s cross-campus entrepreneurship championship. NVC participants are supported through a series of events designed to move them from an idea to a team to a business that they can pitch to potential investors. They also receive direct mentoring from leaders in the Boulder entrepreneurial community.

Each team competes in one of five tracks: Information Technology, Clean Tech, Music, Social Impact, and a General track. Winners in each track and the overall winners receive financial and/or in-kind prizes. Teams may consist of students, faculty, staff, and community members provided at least one team member holds a valid CU ID. On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Stampede Week will highlight the finals of the NVC challenge.


Leadership Challenges Alumni Event

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:00*

Leadership Challenges: Exercises in Moral Courage, is a year-long course offered by CESR. The course, open to motivated and interested juniors and seniors, focuses on values and leadership at the top level of organizations, and how to respond to real ethical dilemmas. Each year, the talented graduates of the course move on to prestigious and interesting careers, adventures or additional schooling, making the annual alumni event a fun way to stay in touch. This year, the reception will be held during Stampede Week. This event will be an opportunity for Leadership Challenges graduates to catch up and network with each other, and stay connected to CESR.

*This is a closed event.

Sponsor

Datalogix

Thursday: Careers in Social Responsibility & Sustainability

CESR and Deming Organic Industry Panel and Lunch

Thursday, April 18, 2013
12:15–1:30
C4C Flatirons Rooms)

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As part of the week's menu of events, CESR will host a panel discussion from leaders in the organics and naturals industry. Panelists will discuss their experience in developing products that are socially and environmentally responsible while maintaining a similar mission in their company's operations.

Panelists

  • Mike Ferry, President — Horizon Organic Dairy
  • Kerry Gilmartin, Founder — SoftStyle/Bamboobies
  • Tom Spier — Evol Burritos

Moderator

  • Jane Miller, CEO of Rudi's Organic Bakery

How to Find the Well-Paying Social Impact Job That is Right for You
Dr. Mark S. Albion — Co-Founder and Managing Partner, More Than Money Careers; Founder of Net Impact

Thursday, April 18, 2013
2:00–3:30
C4C Flatirons Room
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In this interactive workshop, participants will get a brief overview of the More Than Money Careers System, and then work through one of the key MTM Careers tools, the Career Significance Navigator, to help isolate their dream job.


Career Connections Panel: Making a Living While Making a Difference

Thursday, April 18, 2013
3:30-4:30
C4C Flatirons Room
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For the Stampede Week panel on careers in social responsibility, CESR will be teaming up Restorative Leadership Institute and Career Connections at the Leeds School of Business to offer an informative panel on finding a job in the world of socially responsible business. The panel will feature the expertise of professionals with experience in hiring and working in socially responsible business. This will be a great event for people looking to find a values-based career and company.

Panelists

  • Robert Richards — Open Water Ventures
  • Tracy MacKenzie — ReWork
  • Seleyn DeYarus — Boulder Best Organics
  • James W. Frasche — Turn-Key Aquaponics
  • Travis Robinson — The Kitchen Community

Moderator

  • Seana Steffen — Restorative Leadership Institute

Sponsor

Restorative Leadership Institute Logo

Cynthia Cooper — WorldCom Whistleblower and TIME Magazine Person of the Year

Cooper photo

Thursday, April 18, 2013
5:00-7:15
Muenzinger
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In 2002, Cynthia Cooper led a small team of internal auditors to uncover $3.8 billion in accounting fraud at WorldCom. Later that year, Time magazine honored Cooper as one of their Persons of the Year for the courageous actions she took. As part of CESR Stampede, Cooper will come to the University of Colorado to discuss ethics, leadership, and overcoming adversity.

Sponsor

KPMG logo
EKS&H logo

Friday: Competitions & Wrap-up

Undergraduate and Graduate Case Competition

Friday, April 19, 2013
2:00-5:00
C4C Flatirons Room
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On the final day of Stampede Week, CESR will host a case competition for business students. Participating students (in teams of 3 or 4) will receive a case based on a nonprofit organization working to promote community well-being and economic development in an impoverished Denver neighborhood. The case will be prepared in conjunction with a graduate engineering course currently taking place at CU that is developing needs based projects to benefit this community. Judges will evaluate the responses and choose a winning team based on the most innovative and sustainable solution.


Banquet

Friday, April 19, 2013
6:00
St. Julien Hotel*

The CESR Stampede Banquet will serve as the end of the week celebration. Faculty and staff of CESR, board members, and students and alumni will join together for a reception, dinner and presentation on Values in Business.

*This is a closed event.

Partners

Partners

Presenters

Monday

Social Enterprise Panel

  • Walt Pounds — Social Venture Partners
  • Tamra Ryan — Social Enterprise Alliance
  • Patricia Foley-Hinnen — Colorado Microfinance Alliance
  • Rich Hoops — HUB Boulder
  • Seana Steffan (Moderator) — Restorative Leadership Institute
  • Register

Social Enterprise Lunch & Presentation

  • Jensine Larsen — World Pulse
  • Register

Marketplace of Ideas

  • Isabel McDevitt — Boulder Bridge House
  • Eric Glustrom — Educate! Uganda and Watson University
  • Travis Robinson and Dominic Thompson — The Kitchen Community
  • Ross Wehner — World Leadership School
  • Susan Hyatt — Core Thought
  • Tamra Ryan — Women's Bean Project
  • Shaun Labarre — ReSource Yard
  • Alan Ramirez, Jesse Golland, and Rob Smith — Colorado Microfinance Alliance
  • Register

Tuesday

New Business Climate: Climate Change Science, Policy, and Business

Sustainability Showcase and Networking


Wednesday

Conscious Capitalism Conference

  • Rob Cohen — CEO, IMA Financial Group
  • Ralph (Bud) Sorenson — CESR Board Member, Whole Foods Market
  • Mo Siegel — Founder, Celestial Seasonings
  • Andrew Romanoff — Senior Advisor, International Development Enterprises (iDE)
  • Mark Albion — Co-Founder and Managing Partner, More Than Money Careers; Founder of Net Impact
  • Register

Thursday

CESR and Deming Organic Industry Panel and Lunch

  • Mike Ferry — President, Horizon Organic Dairy
  • Kerry Gilmartin — Founder, SoftStyle/Bamboobies
  • Tom Spier — Evol Burritos
  • Jane Miller (Moderator) — CEO of Rudi's Organic Bakery
  • Register

Workshop: How to Find the Well-Paying Social Impact Job That is Right for You

  • Dr. Mark S. Albion — Co-Founder and Managing Partner, More Than Money Careers; Founder of Net Impact
  • Register

Career Connections Panel: Making a Living While Making a Difference

  • Robert Richards — Open Water Ventures
  • Tracy MacKenzie — ReWork
  • Seleyn DeYarus — Best Organics, Inc
  • James W. Frasche — Turn-Key Aquaponics
  • Travis Robinson — The Kitchen Community
  • Seana Steffen (Moderator)— Restorative Leadership Institute
  • Register

Lecture

  • Cynthia Cooper — WorldCom Whistleblower and TIME Magazine Person of the Year
  • Register

Partners

Gold Partner

DaVita

Sustaining Partners

Sustaining Partners

Individual Partners

CA Howlett
Dee Perry


Collaborating Partners

Collaborating Partners